Chris Locke

Chris Locke (MA) was formerly an academic at UCL, now he is a Strategist at AOL and Managing Director, GSMA Development Fund at GSM Association (GSMA).

transcript-Publications in the Research Fields: Digital and Social Media, Media Studies, Sociology, Sociology of Media

Publications in the Series: Cultural and Media Studies


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Thumb Culture
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Thumb Culture

The Meaning of Mobile Phones for Society

Mobile communication has an increasing impact on people's lives and society. Ubiquitous media influence the way users relate to their surroundings, and data services like text and pictures lead to a culture shaped by thumbs. Representing several years of research into the social and cultural effects of mobile phone use, this volume assembles the fascinating approaches and new insights of leading scientists and practitioners. The book contains the results of a first international survey on the social consequences of mobile phones. It provides a comprehensive inventory of today's issues and an outlook in mobile media, society and their future study.

Book Chapter

  1. Daumenkultur


    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Inhalt

    Seiten 5 - 8
  3. Vorwort

    Seiten 9 - 10
  4. Einleitung

    Seiten 11 - 22
  5. Autorinnen und Autoren

    Seiten 343 - 348
  6. Backmatter

    Seiten 349 - 351

  7. Thumb Culture


    Seiten 1 - 4
  8. Contents

    Seiten 5 - 8
  9. Foreword

    Seiten 9 - 10
  10. Introduction

    Seiten 11 - 20
  11. Notes on Contributors

    Seiten 289 - 293
  12. Backmatter

    Seiten 294 - 295

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